Ready to mark Honiton RC's 10th anniversary with 10 mile run

PUBLISHED: 12:42 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:09 16 June 2010

A HUGE turnout of supporters encouraged the Honiton runners who made the dash up the M4 to the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday.

A HUGE turnout of supporters encouraged the Honiton runners who made the dash up the M4 to the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday.

Richard Harris proved, once again, that his training is on course with a time of 1.31.07 in 557th and is on target for a sub 3.30 for the New Forest Marathon. Roger Saunders suffered a little from nine miles, so he was disappointed with his time of 1.38.05, while John Caswell pushed him all the way to the line with 1.38.21. Nick Thorpe has been steadily getting fitter and his time of 1.50.39 reflects that, as he finished just in front of Gary Enticott who was timed at 1.51.35. John Burgess struggled from the first mile with calf pain which niggled all the way around the course and leaves him doubtful for the New Forest Marathon later in the month. John finished in 1.53.48. Brent Dicks has been improving his short game by knocking chunks out of his 5k times all year, but had a tough time of it over the 13 mile distance and finished in 1.58.39. Tony Whiteley just failed to get under 2 hours with 2.04.25 while Sandra Thorpe was pleased that there were no mountains this week and finished in 2.07.38. Alison Caswell ran a respectable 2.11.20 while Claire Nuttall finished off the proceedings with a gritty 2.39.34.

l Judy Davey and John Burgess did the 10k off road Quarryman Trail from Bampton. Judy did 54:23 and was third Lady and John did 54:45 and was 1st V60.

l Honiton Running Club's annual road race and Fun Run on Sunday, October 18.

This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the club, the distance will be 10 miles with an undulating figure-of-eight course through town and country.

The fun run will be just over 3k. Entry for affiliated athletics club runners is £6 and for non-club runners £8, £1 extra on the day (by 9.45am).

Send to the race secretary, 11 Moor Park, Honiton, EX14 2PF. The fun run entry costs £3.More info: www.honitonrc.com


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